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    Ms Rachel Hunter PSM

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Ms Rachel Hunter is a highly regarded and accomplished Director-General and Chief Executive, having worked across various portfolios over an extensive career.  

    A distinguished public sector leader, Ms Hunter is the first female Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in Queensland since the department’s inception in 1859.

    Ms Hunter brings to the role an outcomes-focused and values-led leadership style.

    As Queensland’s former Under Treasurer, Ms Hunter was at the helm of Queensland Treasury at a most critical time as the government responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As Under Treasurer she was instrumental in shaping and delivering on the government’s economic response and recovery plans for the state.

    Ms Hunter has been Director-General of three Queensland Government departments – the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Department of Education, Training and the Arts and the former Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. She also served as Queensland’s Public Service Commissioner between 2001 and 2003.

    Ms Hunter is a member of the Trade and Investment Queensland Board, Building Queensland Board and the National First Secretaries Group. She also serves as the Deputy Chancellor, Griffith University.

    Ms Hunter has chaired the Board of Jobs Queensland providing industry and evidence-based advice on skills needs and workforce planning and has served as the Chair of Children’s Health Queensland.

    In 2020, Ms Hunter was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to the community of Queensland.

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    Last updated:
    14 June, 2021
    Last reviewed:
    26 May, 2021